Street Thief (2006)

Street Thief (2006)





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A pair of filmmakers spend several weeks getting inside the mind of a master thief in this mock documentary from first-time directors Malik Bader and Miles Harrison. Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him. The sharp-tongued and strongly opinionated Carr proves to be a fascinating subject as he discusses his philosophy, his working methods, and his feelings about his victims. However, the documentarians are goaded to move to the next level when Carr invites them to tag along as he pulls a few jobs, and they find themselves not merely documenting the actions of a thief but taking part in his life of crime. When Carr disappears during a robbery of a movie theater, the film crew is left wondering what to do and what has become of their protagonist. Deliberately blurring the line between truth and fiction, Street Thief's co-director Malik Bader also stars as Kaspar Carr.
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Critic Reviews for Street Thief

All Critics (1)

Will challenge the audience and keep us guessing.

Full Review… | May 25, 2011
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Street Thief


This is a must see movie. If you don't like documentaries it might not be your cup of tea but I recommend you watch it anyway. From the opening scene to the closing scene this movie held my attention. As it progresses you may find yourself more and more invested in the characters. All you need to know is that a film crew follows a professional burglar around Chicago while he cases potential jobs and robs them. I do not recommend that you dig around and try to find out anything else about the film as it would ruin the surprise. This movie does a fantastic job of exposing the true nature of a thief without all the Hollywood bull%^&#. Absolutely one of the best films ever made on the subject in my opinion. If you liked the 1981 film "Thief" with James Caan then you will love this.


554. Even though I knew it wasn't a documentary, Malik Bader had me convinced that I was watching one anyway. Apparently, the filmmakers were making a real doc until they thought to dramatize the info into a single narrative. What you get is a remarkable view into the life of a criminal. Recommended for fans of Man Bites Dog or heist movies.

Bill Ellington
Bill Ellington

A contemplative and instructional look into the life of a professional street thief, this movie brings the glory of free money and easy hits to the personal drama of living a life of crime. Never entirely honest with it's viewers, the movie rides the line between fiction and reality, ultimately acting as a contusion on the reality of this non-stop crime carnival.

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